Autonomous Race Car Crashes Before It Starts

A future filled with autonomous vehicles got a temporary setback this week when a self-driving race car drove directly into a wall before crossing the start line. The spectacular fail took place during the live broadcast of the Roborace autonomous-vehicle race series. Swiss-based Acronis SIT Autonomous fielded the directionally-challenged car, which sustained significant damage in the wall crash. The team was not immediately able to determine the cause of the vehicular mishap.

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